The Kid With a Bike

The Kid With a Bike

Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Cast: Cécile De France, Thomas Doret

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Overview

The Kid With a Bike

A boy who longs to be reunited with his family refuses to accept the reality of his circumstances in this drama from the sibling writing/directing team of Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne. Cyril (Thomas Doret) is an 11-year-old boy who loves his father and believes in him. The trouble is, Cyril's dad Guy (Jeremie Renier) is a bum who doesn't care about his son, doesn't want to spend his money caring for him, and has left the boy at an orphanage rather than keep him. While these facts are clear to everyone else, Cyril refuses to believe them, and his determination to be reunited with Guy, coupled with his discipline problems, makes him a chore to look after. Samantha (Cecile de France), who works in a beauty shop, offers to take Cyril on weekends so he can have some kind of a home life, but her determined compassion makes only so much of an impact on the youngster, who is still convinced he can find his father. As Samantha struggles to bond with Cyril, the boy finds an unfortunate father figure in Wes (Egon Di Mateo), a small-time crook who drafts Cyril into his latest criminal scheme. Jeremie Renier, who plays Guy in Le Gamin Au Velo (aka The Kid With a Bike), made his screen debut in an earlier film by the Dardenne Brothers, 1996's La Promesse, in which he fittingly played a troubled youth.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/12/2013
UPC: 0715515102711
Original Release: 2011
Rating: PG-13
Source: Criterion
Region Code: ABC
Presentation: [Color]
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 22,178

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cécile De France Samantha
Thomas Doret Cyril
Jérémie Renier Guy Catoul
Fabrizio Rongione Bookseller
Egon Di Mateo Wes

Technical Credits
Jean-Pierre Dardenne Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Luc Dardenne Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Thomas Alfandari Production Manager
Benoit de Clerck Sound Editor
Benoît Dervaux Camera Operator
Marie-Hélène Dozo Editor
Jean-Pierre Duret Sound/Sound Designer
Denis Freyd Producer
Igor Gabriel Set Decoration/Design
Thomas Gauder Sound Mixer
Alain Marcoen Cinematographer
Stefano Massenzi Associate Producer
Bernadette Meunier Associate Producer
Andre Michotte Associate Producer
Andrea Occhipinti Co-producer
Maria Ramedhan-Levi Costumes/Costume Designer
Natali Tabareau-Vieulle Makeup
Caroline Tambour Asst. Director
Delphine Tomson Executive Producer
Arlette Zylberberg Associate Producer

Scene Index

New conversation between film critic Kent Jones and Directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne; Interview with actor Cécile de France; New interview with actor Thomas Doret; Return to Seraing, a half-hour documentary in which the Dardennes revisit five locations from the film; Trailer; Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Geoff Andrew

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